Saturday, August 11, 2007

Irony 101: Millar takes over Fantastic Four

Around this time last year, we were knee-deep in Marvel's Civil War. And, love it or hate it, there was one universal feeling most of us fans had — Reed Richards was being written way out of character by Mark Millar.

Well, in a few months, Millar (and Bryan Hitch) will be taking over the Fantastic Four full-time.

Good to see Marvel is paying attention.

Honestly, I don't know how to feel about this. Millar is a highly-acclaimed player in the comic book game nowadays, but as far as I can tell, the man is majorly hit-and-miss. I still haven't read anything from him that I really loved.

But, if you read an interview he gave Comic Book Resources (LINK HERE) he seems genuinely excited to be working with these character and this universe, which is always a plus. The way he is talking in this interview, it reminds me of how Mark Waid was talking before taking over Marvel's "First Family," and his run was right up there, in my book.

I also am a fan of Hitch, even if his work takes months and months to complete sometimes.

Still, it's pretty funny to think that this man Reed Richards fans wanted to hang will now be the man controlling Mr. Fantastic full-time.

1 comment:

David said...

When he hits though, it is devastatingly good.